Making Your Own Dog Food - New Idea?
Making your own dog food is an idea whose time has come around again. As the saying goes..." what goes around, comes around ". What goes out of fashion, comes back into fashion.
Years ago, before the era of dry dog food kibble and canned food, everyone made homemade dog food.
Really all that meant was that the dog ate what was left over from dinner and he was left to fend for himself.
End of story!
Well today is today.
We don't have to be quite so casual about feeding dogs. We are more educated and know we can do better. We owe it to our beloved dogs to provide the best dog foods. Making your own dog food doesn't have to be difficult, expensive or time consuming.
All you need is a good dog food recipe and good dog food ingredients. You put them together in the pot and... Voila ! ( this is Canada and we have two founding languages here...French and English...Oui ! ).
You have just made your own dog food!
You can make your own dog food ( cooked ) by using this...
Great Dog Food Recipe
This is a very yummy, tasty, nutritious, cooked homemade dog food recipe, using healthy dog food ingredients. Your dog will love it.
1 lb raw ground chicken or turkey ( lamb and beef tend to be more fat )
one large large sweet potato ( chopped )
1/2 cup organic brown rice ( optional grain free notes below )
1 cup spinach, chard, kale, parsley or other green vegetable ( chopped )
1 large clove garlic ( minced )
pinch of organic unbleached sea salt ( Celtic )
1 tbsp good quality olive oil
Put sweet potato, brown rice, green vegetable, garlic, and salt in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and then turn down to simmer. Cook until VERY soft, about one hour.
Add meat and mush up altogether with a potato masher.
Simmer for an extra fifteen minutes.
Remove from heat, cool and add olive oil. Swirl the oil throughout the meat, vegetable and rice mixture.
Sound good enough to eat? You bet! Here it is still in the pot.
Bon Appetit! ( there's that French again !)
Grain Free Dog Food.
Simply leave out the rice. I use brown rice or organic large flake rolled oats if I have a dog that is having a hard time gaining, or holding his weight. The grains will add extra calories and some extra nutrients such as B vitamins.
I am a ' grain free advocate ' but, do think that under some conditions of health, grains are OK. If you have questions, simply Contact Me here.
As with all cooked foods, some nutrients and enzymes will be lost do to heating the food. For that reason I always supplement my cooked home made dog food with digestive enzymes, spirulina and minerals.
Here's book I highly recommend. It is one of the best books I have ever read on natural health for animals. It is written by Dr. Martin Goldstein, DVM.
His book entitled The Nature of Animal Healing comes complete with Dr. Goldstein's tried and tested recipe for homemade dog food. He has used this natural dog food recipe for many animals with great success.
You can get a lot of great information on making your own dog food and more really good dog food recipes at Three Little Pitties. Andrea knows how to make learning fun! You will laugh your way through her website.
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